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Hotel general manager

Location:
Marmaris, Mugla Province, Turkey
Posted:
November 20, 2018

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METIN CAN AKALTUN

Camdibi Mahallesi ***. Sokak

Nr: 11A/3 Marmaris- Mugla 48700Turkey

Home: +90-252-***-****

Mobile: +90-535-***-****

Skype: mcanakaltun

Private: ac7qv8@r.postjobfree.com

Business Strategist with extensive hospitality management experience. An expert in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to build revenue; experienced in pre-openings, turnarounds, and rapid growth in highly competitive markets. Able to recognize and respond quickly to changing market conditions and revise strategies accordingly. Bilingual professional adept at cultivating an environment that attracts and develops talent, fosters satisfaction and loyalty, and encourages ownership and employee engagement in the workplace.

Hands-on, Pro-active management style with a record of building and retaining highly motivated management, department, sales and marketing teams and international corporate account representative network. Successful in identifying opportunities and implementing standard and unique applications for accelerated growth.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

03/17 – 08/18

MAGNOLIA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Addis Ababa –Ethiopia

Opening General Manager

09/16 – 02/17

PALMEIRAS SUITE HOTEL

Luanda – Angola

Opening General Manager

Opened the 4 star Palmeiras Suite Hotel in Talatona Area, Luanda, Angola.

04/14 – 04/16

BEST WESTERN PLUS MAPLE LEAF HOTEL

Dhaka, Bangladesh

www.mapleleafhotels.com

Opening General Manager

Opened the Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel starting from the construction phase and bringing up to full operations with official opening.

Built up a professional team, prepared and run the training programs according to the Brand requirements

Personally engineered the menus for F&B outlets

Overseen and supervised the implementation of Brand Standards

Built up and maintained excellent relations with owners and the Board of Directors

Attended total procurement from overseas and completed the refurbishment of the hotel.

Prepared and implemented Sustainable Management System Plan

Maintained the international high standard of HACCP

01/13 – 01/14

AJIT GROUP OF HOTELS / AJIT BHAWAN HOTEL

Jodhpur, India

www.ajitbhawan.com

Group General Manager

Managed one of Jodhpur`s 5 star Heritage Palaces and two other smaller heritage properties

Developed policies and strategies for financial management including all revenues, expenses, and investments. Ensured accountability and long term stability through the conservative fiscal management of resources.

Guided and integrated the department heads` efforts to realign all business processes and reinforce organizational structure to ensure the effectiveness of major programs and initiatives by focusing energies and operations to achieve agreed upon objectives.

Recruited to act as a primary liaison with environmental agency representatives to secure required permits and resolve compliance issues which resulted in the waiving of $15,000 in penalties.

Reduced work-related accidents and lost work hours resulting in a reduction of the Workers Compensation Insurance premium of $124,000 compared to 2012.

Restored order and fiscal discipline to the Food & Beverage department by demanding performance. As a result losses were reduced 36% and were on target for 2013.

11/11 – 01/13

GOLDEN TULIP PORT HARCOURT HOTEL

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

www.goldentulipportharcourt.com

General Manager

Re-branded and directed all day-to-day activities of a city hotel.

Implemented yield management and Internet booking strategies to improve REVPAR.

Directed several renovation and extension projects of approximately $1 million including the opening of a new restaurant and cafe.

Managed all aspects of development and operations.

Received “Best Service Performance / 4 Star Hotel Award by Ministry of Tourism, River State, Nigeria

02/10 – 10/11

DAZEE HOTELS MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Lagos, Nigeria

General Manager / Managing Director

MD

Worked with other top-tier executives to oversee the operations of companies and organizations across a variety of locations, running four hotels, three in Lagos and one in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Established new business contacts, interacted with clients and recruited employees.

Developed strategic marketing and sales plans to boost profits and efficiency.

Coordinated the efforts of various departments, such as finance, marketing and sales, to meet company goals, exceeded the budget based target by 14%.

GM

Managed the daily operations of a 4 star full-service hotel in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Overseen the branding and an extensive $3 million renovation of the facility which resulted in the successful repositioning to a 4 star rating.

Increased occupancy 36% and house profit (GOP) by 45% over the one year period.

04/07 – 02/10

WHITEGOLD CONSULTANCY

Bodrum, Turkey / Kissimmee, FL

Managing Director

Managed a Hospitality Consultancy Company specialized in pre-opening management of hotels and resort properties providing a turn-key delivery service. Broad scope of responsibilities included strategic market planning, business development, budgeting, sales forecasting, marketing, pricing, training and building teams for all marketing channels worldwide.

Grew business from one account to over six major accounts increasing financial turnover 200% within a year.

Delivered first year`s gross profit 5% above plan.

Recruited, hired and trained HODs for 6 hotels over a two years period.

Created marketing campaigns, pricing structures and sales strategies for 6 major accounts.

02/05 – 04/07

YESIL MARMARIS HOTELS

Marmaris, Turkey

Cluster General Manager

Managed two resort hotels (4 star and 3 star) in Marmaris, Turkey.

Grew sales to $21 million within two years and increased occupancy by 20%.

Increased GOP 12% while reducing total inventory 20% by implementing POS systems and strong operational controls on F&B department.

Cut employee turnover 60% through motivational and incentive programs.

Reduced sales executive turnover 25% by instituting an innovative compensation program.

01/98 – 01/05

YAKAMOZ BEACH RESORT

Bodrum, Turkey

General Manager

Managed a 4 star luxury boutique beach resort.

Achieved primary objective of overseeing the first phase of $5 million renovation while continuing to generate substantial revenue without the need to close the hotel or the facilities.

Reduced employee turnover from 50% to 29% within a two year span.

Exceeded budgeted GOP by $500,000 and 112% of market penetration within 14 months.

93 – 98

PINETA RESORT HOTEL

Marmaris, Turkey

Opening General Manager

87 – 93

CONSULATE GENERAL OF TURKISH REPUBLIC

Manama, Bahrain

Secretary / Visa Officer

84 - 87

RAMADA HOTEL

Manama, Bahrain

Sales & Marketing Manager

REGULAR EDUCATION:

1965 – 1978

TED Ankara College

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

1998 – 2002

Brayer State University

MBA Hospitality Management

SPECIAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING / SKILLS:

• Extensive Sales & Marketing Skills

• Revenue Growth / Enhancement

• Hotel / Resort Management

• Pre-Opening / Opening Experience

• First-Class Guest Service

• Multi-Million Dollar Budgets Preparation & Management

• Banquet & Conference Facilities Management

• Food & Beverage Services Management

• Multi-Unit (Cluster) Management

• Staff Development and Motivation

* Fully computer literate

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Best Service Performance / 4 Star Hotel - Ministry of Tourism, River State, Nigeria

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Fine dining, cuisine, reading, traveling, instrumentalist musician, digital photography

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family Name: Akaltun

First Name: Metin

Middle Name: Can

Citizenship: Turkish

Mother Tongue: Turkish

Other Languages: English, Fluent

Date available: Immediately

SKYPE address: mcanakaltun



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